POV: Owner Takes Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat to 189MPH on Autobahn

Photo Credit: Screenshot Via YouTube, Mike Mac
Photo Credit: Screenshot Via YouTube, Mike Mac /

The Challenger SRT Hellcat takes on a derestricted zone of Germany’s Autobahn.

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Ah, yes, the autobahn.  It is the freeway that automotive enthusiasts wish existed on American soil.  The Autobahn is known as a smooth road, constructed differently than American roads.  It allows for high speed driving with a smooth surface and consistent traction.  Restricted zones allow for a top speed of 81 miles per hour.  Derestricted zones of the autobahn allow drivers to reach the top speeds of their vehicles.

Mike Mac of YouTube

gave his

SRT Challenger Hellcat

a run.

Top speed runs are fun, especially when they are legal in the country.  Note how braking at high speeds changes the weight distribution of the car and causes it to shimmy.  Even then, it’s awesome to see just how steady the car is at high speed, especially under braking.

Usually we watch heavy horsepower cars for quarter-mile runs, but in this case, it’s awesome to watch 707 horsepower being delivered smoothly on appropriate roads.  The car was perfectly steady under minor changes of direction.  If anything, it’s surprising to see how well the Challenger SRT Hellcat maintains the noise, vibration, and harshness.  It is so serene, that even the driver couldn’t help but let out a giggle.

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We live in an amazing time for cars, even with growing EPA restrictions and safety standards.  Tesla has revolutionized the way we think about electric cars.  Now, a speed weapon such as a Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is found priced at $62,985.  Where else can you find a 200 mile per hour weapon brand new for that kind of price?